This category is about corporate social responsibility (CSR), a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. The goal of CSR is to embrace responsibility for the company’s actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public sphere.

From An Unbalanced Economy to a Human Economy

The incessant pursuit of more in the GDP-rich world is endangering the ability of people around the world to increase their living standards, argues Katherine Trebeck of Oxfam GB.

Kashi Doubles Down On Transitional Organic Agriculture

The transitional agriculture protocol allows farmers to slowly transition to organic while charging slightly more for their wares. After releasing its first Certified Transitional product last year, plant-based food company Kashi is at it again.

Investors and Insurers Call On G-20 To Phase Out Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Investors and insurers with over $2.8 trillion in assets under management are calling on the G-20 countries to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020. They went on to say public finance that supports fossil fuels is a “key concern to the finance sector.”

Study: Women Who Go to Top Colleges Earn Less Than Men Who Don’t

Paying those extra bucks for a degree from a “highly-selective” U.S. university is worth it, say researchers — if you are a man. Females who graduated from top universities still earn 16 percent less on average compared to male counterparts from “non-selective universities.”

2018 World Cup in Russia is Toxic to Sponsors

The 32-team World Cup is usually a global gold mine for FIFA and its sponsors, which pay up to $50 million to have their brands associated with the event. But so far, sponsors aren’t flocking to align their brands with the 2018 World Cup in Moscow.

CSR 2.0: Breaking Down Community-Corporate Barriers

How can your company become a more engaged corporate citizen? The key is to get involved in the community in a regular, hands-on way, argues Third Federal CEO Marc Stefanski. This means going out into the community — and inviting people in.